Respiratory Featured Articles

  1. How Do I Get My Compound Into Phase I?

    The primary challenge for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in developing their drugs is to carefully assess the relationship between efficacy and toxicity prior to entering into human clinical trials. By Dr. Scott E. Boley and Greg Ruppert

  2. Former Acorda Chief Medical Officer Discusses Benefits And Pitfalls Of Outsourcing

    Dr. Thomas C. Wessel, former chief medical officer for Acorda Therapeutics, recently shares his expertise acquired from working with the clinical development and operations, regulatory affairs, biostatistics, data management and drug safety functions.

  3. Customer Trends In Outsourcing Clinical Research

    The practice of using CROs to conduct clinical trials continues to grow, with clinical research leading the way.

  4. Aeras: A Pandemic Need Produces A Nonprofit Player

    Aeras, not-for-profit enterprise, is the only player solely organized around a TB vaccine goal with integrated development and manufacturing in a single organization.

  5. Can Rapid Mobile Diagnostics Speed Up Clinical Trials And Regulatory Reviews?

    As a new technological space containing all the alternatives, the most practical and immediate application for Rapid Mobile Diagnostics (RMDx) may be in clinical trials.

  6. Boehringer Ingelheim Ups The Ante In Treating Lung Disorders

    Tunde Otulana, M.D., heads Boehringer Ingelheim’s clinical development and medical affairs group. He is a former FDA reviewer who studied, learned, and finally got the chance to apply his knowledge of clinical trials when he stepped over into industry in 1997. As a pulmonologist who previously worked for about seven years in the FDA’s pulmonary division, Otulana subsequently led related R&D efforts at several companies before coming to BI in 2011. He now plays a key role in the U.S. in preserving the company’s position as a pioneer and leader in respiratory therapy, mainly in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema.